Accounting History Research in the New Millennium

In a recent study published in the Accounting Historians Journal, Nicola Rappazzo, Carmelo Marisca, and Massimo Sargiacomo explore the development of accounting history research from 2000 to 2023 through a bibliometric analysis. By examining 1,044 documents, the study sheds light on publication patterns in specialized international journals, offering a comprehensive view of the field’s evolution.

The findings highlight significant trends such as increased global participation in the scientific debate and a rise in co-authored articles, reflecting a collaborative and diverse research community. The analysis identifies eight thematic clusters, mapping the intellectual landscape and pinpointing key research areas.

This study not only charts the growth and diversification of accounting history research but also provides valuable insights into the latest advancements and potential future directions in the field.